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Beozip
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Beozip posted on Wed, May 12 2021 5:30 PM

I make this photo through the window ....

It shows like a very small speaker and the cheapest in the range.

 

 


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A UK online retailer has listed the Explore for sale on their site, ostensibly with ready availability. Some of the key specs from the listing:

  • Speaker Configuration - 2 x 1.8” Full Range Drivers
  • Amplifier - 2 × 30 W Class D For Full Range
  • Sound Direction - 360 degrees
  • Frequency Range - 56-22.700 Hz
  • Max Loudness @ 1M (SPL) - 91 dB
  • Bass Capability @ 1M (SPL) - 59 dB
  • Wireless Codec - SBC
  • Stereo Pairing - Yes, between 2 Beosound Explores only
  • Multipoint - Yes, up to 2 devices
  • Customisable Sound EQ - Yes, five presets available in the Bang & Olufsen app and fully customisable
  • Product LEDIP Certification - IP67
  • Battery Playtime - 27 hours (typical listening volume)
  • Battery Size - 2,400 mAh
  • Power Consumption - Typical: 6.2 W Standby: 0.19 W
  • Power Supply - 5V DC / 3A via USB-C connector
  • Charging Time - 2 hours at 5V – 3A charging
  • Bluetooth Version - 5.2
  • USB Inputs/Outputs - USB-C for charging and streaming
  • Speakerphone - None
  • Voice Assistant - None
  • In The Box - Beosound Explore, Quick Start Guide, USB-C to USB-A cable, 1.25 m
  • Dimensions - (W x H x D) 81 x 124 x 81mm
  • Weight - 631g without carabiner 637g with carabiner
  • Materials - Fabric, Plastic, Type II Anodised Aluminium
  • Recommended Room Size - 5-30m2

Shame there's no Mozart, and hence no Airplay. I suppose it's time to give in and buy a Sonos Roam for the shower. 

Will be interesting to compare the performance with that of the A1 (2) - Explore is listed at £169.00​, compared with £200 for the A1.

The driver difference is curious - swapping the woofer & tweeter for two full range seems backwards to me. Will this replace the A1, or just sit as a cheaper addition to the line? It's getting a little crowded down there. 

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1990
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1990 replied on Wed, May 12 2021 5:43 PM

Wow! On Mozart? If it matches the M3 I’ll get a few of them!

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1990 replied on Wed, May 12 2021 5:44 PM

If this is on Mozart there is really no excuse to keep the Beolit and A2 Bluetooth-only.

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CB replied on Wed, May 12 2021 6:14 PM
Thanks Beozip

It’s fully waterproof !

—> the right speaker for the beer barrel Big Smile
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ngnear replied on Wed, May 12 2021 6:23 PM
CB:

Thanks Beozip

It’s fully waterproof !

—> the right speaker for the beer barrel

Although the description on the sign says “Spritzwassergeschützt“ which means “splash-proof”

I guess we will have to wait for the IP rating to know for sure.
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The price looks promising though.

Especially if it is based on Mozart.
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It would probably say WiFi on the box if it was Mozart.
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Curly replied on Wed, May 12 2021 8:15 PM

Maybe akin to Sonos Roam?

Currently: BeoLab 17, BeoLab 18, BeoSound Core, Beosound Level, Beosound A1 2nd Gen, BeoPlay S8 Connection Hub, Essence Remote

Previously: BeoSound 1 non-GVA

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The box says full waterproof...

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pentalex:

The box says full waterproof...

I don’t care about ‘waterproof’.

I want to know if it is a bluetooth or a wifi speaker (based on the Mozart platform)....although I have my doubts about wifi/Mozart at that price.

Then again.....why call it a ‘Beosound’, if not wifi?

But.....to judge from the controls on the top, there can’t be much more than bluetooth to it.


MM

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1990 replied on Wed, May 12 2021 9:28 PM

Now that I’ve taken a closer look probably Bluetooth only. The A1 is called BeoSound too, confusingly.

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1990:

Now that I’ve taken a closer look probably Bluetooth only. The A1 is called BeoSound too, confusingly.

Yes, you are right - from the 2nd gen on.

But the A9 is still called Beoplay.

Rather confusing :-(


You are probably right about the bluetooth only - however it might be pretty good......assuming it is the size of 3 A1’s ;-))))

I did visit a B&O shop earlier today, but unfortunately I saw this thread afterwards - otherwise I might have had more information.

 

MM

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I love the design, but I feel like this is gonna conflict with Beosound A1 2nd Gen... same price, but this one is probably gonna sound much better by the look of it.

 

Still, I'm very upset at B&O for dropping the Beoplay brand for speakers, and using Beoplay just for headphones.

 

This would have been ideal and much clearer:

Bluetooth only:

  • Beoplay H# - headphones
  • Beoplay E# - earphones
  • Beoplay A# - speakers
Medium-range multiroom (Wi-Fi + BT) speakers:
  • Beosound whatever
High-end stereo/home theatre speakers:
  • Beolab
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1990:

Now that I’ve taken a closer look probably Bluetooth only. The A1 is called BeoSound too, confusingly.

BT 5.2

 

 


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